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Posted 28 days ago.

Tender Documents are now available at the Township Office for the supply of one Half Ton, Regular Cab, 4 Wheel Drive Pick-up Truck 2016-10. 

Sealed tenders clearly marked as to content will be received until 12:00 PM NOON on Friday January 6th 2017 at the following location:

    Township of East Zorra-Tavistock
    PO Box 100
    90 Loveys St. 
    Hickson, ON  N0J 1L0

For a copy of the tender documents please call 519-462-2697 or email ezt@ezt.ca

Bidder

Cost (excluding taxes)

Anderson GM Woodstock

$30,714.00

Glassford Chrysler

$33,280.95

Woodstock Ford

$33,336.00


Posted 7 days ago.

Don’t miss your chance to bring recognition to someone who is doing important work in your community!Deadline February 3, 2017.

The call for nominations for Canada’s Volunteer Awards is now open, and we encourage you to nominate a not-for-profit organization, an individual/group of volunteers or a business.

Help celebrate Canada’s culture of volunteering! You have until February 3, 2017, to give Canadian volunteers the recognition they deserve.

Award winners will be recognized at a ceremony and will be able to choose a not-for-profit organization to receive a grant of $5,000 (regional award) or $10,000 (national award).

For more information, please visit Canada.ca/volunteer-awards or call
1-877-825-0434.


Posted 3 days ago.

The Township will be holding a follow up meeting on January 26th, 2017 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Tavistock Memorial Hall to gather feedback from Jacob Street East residents on the possible reconstruction of the road. The Township will have final design drawings available to the public for their observation and comments.  During this meeting there will be discussion regarding the design, proposed timing, access issues, as well as the work that will be done during construction.

This will be the final public meeting before construction upon budget approval.


Posted 27 days ago.

Following the hosting of the U21 Men’s Fastpitch Canadian Championship in August, 2016, representatives from the Tavistock Host Committee and Tavistock Minor Ball attended the December 21, 2016, Council meeting. Council was advised that not only was the Committee able to pay back the entire $17,000 loan provided by the Township earlier this year, but the event raised an additional $32,000, which will be used toward a legacy fund for Tavistock Minor Ball. The Township of East Zorra-Tavistock is very proud of the efforts of the Host Committee, Tavistock Minor Ball and the many volunteers who all worked extremely hard to make this event so successful!


Posted 28 days ago.

The Township Public Works Department is planning a snow lift in downtown Tavistock starting tonight, going into Friday morning.  Due to weather variability and the need for the Public Works operators to be available for snow events, the Township cannot provide significant advance warning for snow lifts.  They are planned around downtown snow accumulation and the weather forecasts. The snow lift will be from approximately 11pm - 6am. 


Posted one month ago.

With the recent heavy snowfall, many fire hydrants have disappeared. Because every second counts in a fire emergency, a buried fire hydrant could have severe consequences.  We are reminding residents to assist in clearing away any snow around hydrants on or near their property.

Another issue arising with heavy snowfall is that of blocked vents for furnaces, gas fireplaces, hot water heaters and other fuel burning appliances. This can cause a build-up of carbon monoxide gas inside the home which can be deadly. Once again, a reminder to ensure all carbon monoxide/smoke alarms are present and working in your home.  There have been 10 fatalities in Ontario this past week due to house fires. Please don't add to these statistics.


Posted one month ago.

Please be advised that the OPP has re-opened the 16th Line between the Perth-Oxford Rd and Oxford Cty Road 8.

Environment Canada has issued another special weather statement indicating there is another significant snowfall forecast for tonight and into Saturday then changing to rain.  This will create deteriorating travel conditions on all roadways and makes it extremely difficult to keep roads clear of slush and snow.  Our road crew are working diligently putting in extended hours - please be patient and adjust your travel accordingly.

Facts about Township Snow Removal Processes
The Township is responsible for the maintenance of 210 km of roads and work very hard to ensure they are safe for all the motoring public. At times, residents call in very frustrated with the winter control activities of our Public Works Department. Our Road Patrollers are out at 3:00 am and if the weather warrants, the men are called in to begin their day at 5:00 am. With a typical snowfall, it takes our operators with 3 plows and a grader approximately 5 hours to get over all the roads once and many times they start all over again just to keep ahead of the hazardous white stuff. High priority roads are completed first being the 16th Line, the Braemar Sideroad west of the 13th Line, the Maplewood Sideroad and the Tavistock Streets. Also, keep in mind that the County roads including Blandford St. in Innerkip, Loveys St. in Hickson and Woodstock and Hope St. in Tavistock are maintained by the County of Oxford.

Snow removal times depend greatly on the conditions. Heavier, wet snow, treacherous blowing snow or freezing rain obviously slow down the process while our crews work in a safe manner for themselves as well as others out on the roads. Also, despite meticulous maintenance of the equipment, breakdowns do occur and every effort is made to get the plow or grader back on the road as soon as possible. Please be patient and try to understand the challenges that face our Public Works Department.

Also a reminder to everyone there is “No Parking” on roadways in the villages from November 1st to April  15th from 1:30 am - 6:00 am. If required, this time is used for snow removal operations in these areas. A contractor hired by the Township will plow Township sidewalks. The level of service will be one clearing per day or per storm event. The Township is asking residents to supplement this activity by continuing to clear the sidewalk in front of their residence after light snow falls or in between clearings. The Tavistock Business area will continue to be governed by By -law #16-91, which requires the abutting property owners to clear snow and ice.

Do not push snow or ice onto the road or sidewalk when clearing your driveway. This applies in town and in the rural areas. This practice endangers the safety of the motoring public, as well as snow removal equipment and its operators and is in contravention of the Highway Traffic Act. We appreciate your co-operation in this matter. It will assist us greatly in providing a safe and reliable road system to our ratepayers.


Posted one month ago.

This closure is in effect until further notice for removal of a tanker truck.


Posted one month ago.

The Future Oxford Legacy Fund is now accepting applications from entrepreneurs, businesses and partnerships in need of seed funding to develop new and sustainable community and regional opportunities that help to meet the targets set out in the Community Sustainability Plan.

Community Futures Oxford, formerly Oxford Small Business Support Centre, will play a key role in administering the Future Oxford Legacy Fund by accepting, screening and assessing applications.

Applications for funds will be granted in two streams: Access to Capital and Community Development Support. The “Access to Capital” funding stream will provide capital for entrepreneurial activities, with an emphasis on youth opportunities, arts and culture, tourism, high-tech manufacturing, and green technology. Meanwhile, the “Community Development Support” stream will offer non-repayable loans to not-for-profit projects.

To apply, a business or project does not need to be considered “green,” however it is required to have a sustainable business model, which will contribute to the overall sustainability of Oxford County.

To ensure requests for funding and investment meet goals, objectives and targets of the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan, the Future Oxford multi-criteria assessment tool will be used to help determine if a project or proposal supports a sustainable future. The tool uses a weighted “sustainability score card” to assess or compare community, economy and environment factors.

The Future Oxford Legacy Fund is a partnership between Oxford CountyFuture Oxford Partnership and Community Futures Oxford.

Individuals or organizations interested in applying for funding through the Future Oxford Legacy Fund should visit FutureOxford.ca to access the application.


Posted one month ago.

Please be advised that the OPP has closed the 16th Line from Perth Oxford to Oxford Road 8 due to visability issues, until further notice. 

Please use caution when travelling on the roads today, as visability is poor throughout the area. 

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